The main goal of the AHEAD Exchange Visitor Programme (AEVP) is to foster the collaboration among European scientists and engineers involved in High Energy Astrophysics. This goal will be achieved through the sponsorship of short research visits (from 1 week up to 4 weeks) within european research institutions to carry on a specific research project and strengthen or establish future collaborations. Special emphasis will be given to research stays which involve: a) the future ESA’s X-‐ray telescope ATHENA science and/or technology, b) synergies with other energy ranges.
To allow for maximum flexibility, there will be six calls -twice a year- with the following calendar:
|First call||10 December 2015||15 January 2016||1st of March 2016-31st August 2016|
|Second call||16 May 2016||30 June 2016||1st of September 2016 - February 2017|
|Third call||15 November 2016||31 December 2016||March 2017 - August 2017|
|Fourth call||15 May 2017||30 June 2017||September 2017 - February 2018|
|Fifth call||20 November 2017||5 January 2018||March 2018 - August 2018|
|Sixth call||15 May 2018||30 June 2018||September 2018 - February 2019|